|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Les Ecuries is a comfortable 3 bedroomed cottage sleeping up to 6 people, Near Hesdin. Includes WIFI, real Broad Band connection and Freeview TV There is also a top of the range double sofa bed in the lounge. The property is situated on a quiet cul de sac in the rural village of Labroye in the picturesque Vallee de Authie. Whether a couple, a family, or a group of friends you will find a very warm welcome. It offers peace and quiet but yet only 10 minutes away from the local town of Hesdin with its history, cafes, restaurants and shops, plus new swimming pool,(swimming trunks only), sauna & 10 pin bowling complex.
The Beach is close, Fort Mahon is our favourite with Aquaclub, swimming pool, boating lake and 4 seater bikes for hire. Also Bagatell a cheaper theme park.There is also a GO Kart track to really liven up your holiday 20 minutes away, leaflets are in the cottage welcome book. Paris is 2 hours and 15 minutes away on the A16 which is easy access to Euro Disney although book online as dearer on the gate.. Ample Parking. A Gite thats home from home. Free Wifi,
Les Ecuries was once the Stables of the Auberge and retains much of its local french charm. The property comprises ground floor accomodation with a very comfortable open plan living space with Uk TV on a widescreen Television. Fully furnished lounge, Large dining table and chairs and a fitted kitchen, will make the holiday a home from home experience. There are 3 double bedrooms and a large sofa in the lounge which converts into a double bed. There is also a day bed in the dining area. The property has 2 Bathrooms with plenty of Hot water, Washing Machine and Tumble dryer available! Free Wifi
Outside at the rear of the property is a large garden, barbecue and garden furniture. To the side of the property is a courtyard where you can sit in peace and have a nice cup of tea. There is ample parking to the front of the property.
Les Ecuries is a comfortable 3 bedroomed cottage
Les Ecuries is a comfortable 3 bedroomed cottage
Terrie and Stuart bought Les Ecuries 8 years ago as a family retreat. The property is over 300 years old and gives you all the character of a country cottage with a twist of Mod cons. This is actually our family home so we try and keep it ready for when we arrive and so our guests can enjoy that feeling to.
Mr Stuart Vant purchased this cottage in 2008
This property offers everything you need for a Holiday. Its a complete home from home experience. The beaches are not that far away and there is so much History and historic attractions around you can never be bored.
What you see is what you pay no hidden extras.
Local connections which will make your stay safe and hassle free.
Beautiful cottage , very large and clean . Lovely decoration extremely comfortable and well equipped . Toys for kids a lovely touch . Stuart the owner lovely and helpful , great communication . Enjoyed our stay very much , would highly recommend . Thanks Stuart
We were fortunate to be welcomed by the owners and their obvious love for the property soon rubbed off onto us. It was so homely and everything that anyone could require is supplied. We thank them again.
I cannot disagree with any of the earlier reviews.
it is very difficult to fault this charming home which feels comfortable from the time you walk in the door.
The bedrooms/bathrooms (one a shower room) are conveniently located with a twin room, double (king-sized bed) and shower room off a corridor at one end of the living area and another king-sized double and bathroom at the other end. The beds are all comfortable.
The living/dining/cooking room is a useful size which is small enough to heat reasonably quickly, but with enough room to swing a tiger-sized cat with room to spare. The TV is of a good size, with UK (Sky) channels, and WiFi is reliable and quite fast.
Everything you need, apart from personal toiletries, is provided.
Chez Natalie is all that previous reviews have claimed - helpful owners, good food and reasonable prices.
We will certainly be back at some future time.
Les Ecuries was really suitable for our two family holiday comprising five people. The area is ideal for visiting WW1 sites and even for visiting Bruges. Can highly recommend.
My daughter and I stayed at the cottage for a week and found it very comfortable and relaxing with plenty of room and 2 lovely outside spaces which were in the sun at different times of the day. Having both a bathroom and a shower room was a real bonus as was the very good wifi and the log burner for cooler evenings. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable sofas for watching the English channels on the TV in the evening. There was plenty to do in the area (seaside, WW1 battlefield sights and memorials, markets and villages etc). Chez Nathalie bar and restaurant is just 100 meters away with very nice food although a limited menu and closed on Wednesdays. All in all, a really nice place to stay and one which we would recommend to other people who need a quiet relaxing break in lovely countryside.
This was our first stop on a five week journey through France and just waht we needed. After a flight that seemed endless and the crush of people that airports now involve, this little island of quiet was perfect. What we liked best was the size. We were a couple traveling with a mother and space is essential when jet lagged. The kitchen was well equipped, the furniture comfortable, everything was extremely clean and the back garden was just what we wanted at the end of the day. I walked the dog every night and morning through a deserted villlage and then into the car for great trips to nearby larger towns. Stuart was most easy to deal with via email and responded promptly to all enquiries. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet place in a lovely part of France. The only reason for a missing star is that the internet did not work, but I think that was probably a temporary problem and would not have been an issure had we been further into our trip.
The Seven Valleys area is a mixture of gently rolling hills and open countryside and is ideal for walking, cycling and relaxing. The seven rivers that give area its name are ideal for fishing . We are within easy reach of the many golf courses in the Pas de Calais region. There are many rivers like the Canche, Authie or the River Somme where you can get permits to fish. The Beaches of Berck with its Seals by the Light house, Le Touquet and Fort Mahon are an easy drive along the River Authie. Ten Pin Bowling, Cinema and Swimming in Hesdin in a Brand new Complex.
L’Abbaye et les Jardins de Valloires ( 12th century Abbey, so beautiful to Visit with stunning gardens.
Bagatelle Theme park ( More dreamland than Thorpe Park but great fun)
Disney is approx. 100 miles away and takes 2 ½ hours to drive.
La Cite Souterraine de Naours April to October
The Lochnagar Mine
was the largest of the 17 mines that exploded on 1 July.
•Debris from the explosion rose some 4,000ft (1,200 metres) into the air.
•The mine was packed with 60,000lbs (27,216 kilograms) of ammonal in two charges 60ft (18 metres) apart and 52 feet (16 metres) below the surface.
•The tunnel was 1,030 feet (314M) long. The longest tunnel in chalk during the war.
•The explosions constituted what was then the loudest man-made sound in history
•The mine created a crater 300 feet (91 metres) across and 70 feet (21 metres) deep, including a lip 15 feet (4.6 metres) high.
About the area - Le Pays des 7 Vallees is a tourist area within this region having the old market town of Hesdin at its heart. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Canche and Ternoise Hesdin has an impressive central 'Grande Place' dominated by the 16th century town hall. Market day is Thursday, it also has boutiques, restaurants and bars. Its historic church and buildings, and its status as a 3 star 'ville fleuri' (flowered town) make it a town pleasant to visit on any day. North of Hesdin is the 'Foret d'Hesdin' extending to over 1000 hectares. The cottage is also near many Historic Battlefields.
War Museums and Places to visit in Northern France
- Base V3 de Mimoyecques, Landrethun-le-Nord, Marquise, 62250. Tel: 0033 321 87 10 34
V3 rocket launcher site and factory. www.basev3-mimoyecques.com Open: 1/4 - 11/11 2.00 - 6.00pm. Sunday and Public Holidays in July and Aug. 10.00am - 7.00pm. Closed 1st December to 28th February.
- Batterie TODT (Museum of the Atlantic Wall), Audinghen. 62179. Tel: 0033 321 32 97 33
Built using tens of thousands of slave labourers during WW2. Open: June to 30th September - every day 9.00am - 7.00pm. Out of season; 9.00am - 12.00 noon, 2.00 - 6.00pm. Weekends only in December and January. www.batterietodt.com
- Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques, rue du Fort Vesques, 62190. Tel: 0033 321 88 44 84 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0033 321 88 44 84 . Built in 1943 as a V2 rocket launcher and factory. www.leblockhaus.com
Bondues War Museum. 59587 Directions: The Museum is located on the National Road RN17 Lille-Menin (avenue Charles de Gaulle), near the RN352, the A22 and the airfield. Tel : 0033 320 28 88 32 www.ville-bondues.fr
- La Coupole Space Centre, Herfaut-Wizernes. 62504. (5km from St. Omer on the D210). Tel: 0033 321 93 07 07. Allow 2 1/2 hours for your visit. Our verdict? Directions; From Calais - A26, exit 3 or 4. A MUST SEE. www.lacoupole.com
Dunkirk Museum of Remembrance - Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 66 79 21
- Historial de la Grande Guerre, Château de Péronne BP 63 - 80201. Peronne. Tel: 0033 322 83 14 18 Directions; A1, exit 13 or 13.1. Open: May - Sept every day 10.00am - 6.00pm hours. Closed Monday from October - April. Closed mid December to mid January. www.historial.org
Musée 39/45 - World War II Museum, CD940, Ambleteuse, 62179. Tel: 0033 321 87 33 01 32 44 12. Open: 1/4 - 15/10, 10.00am- 6.00pm (open every day). Out of season - W/E’s and hols. Closed December, January and February. www.musee3945.com
The Underground Tunnels of Arras (WW1), Arras. Tel: 0033 321 51 26 95
- The Wellington Quarry, rue Delétoile 62000 Arras. Tel: 0033 321 51 26 95 . An underground memorial from the First World War. www.carriere-wellington.com
- WW1 battlefields - contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Tel: 01628 634221 It also supplies maps showing the hundreds of cemeteries in both France and Belgium (£3 each).
- Route 39/45 - runs from Calais (War Museum) through to Eperleques (Blockhaus), Ardres, Ambleteuse, Mimoyecques (Base V3) and Audinghen (Atlantic Wall Museum - TODT Battery). www.route-3945.com
Somme Tourism. www.somme-tourisme.com
For more information contact the Calais Tourist Office.
- In Flanders Fields Museum (Ypres Museum), Lakenhallen Grote Markt 34. B-8900. Ieper. Tel: 0032 57 22 85 84 . www.inflandersfields.b
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
A week in our cottage is normally based on Saturday to Saturday. However, we may be able to offer alternative days out of season. (Just perfect for topping up the wine rack and enjoying a little bit of France!).
We would request that our guests vacate by 10.00 a.m. and arrive after 16.00 p.m. Please do not arrive/vacate during the hours of 11.00 p.m. and 7.00 a.m.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.